24 days in Salem & New Orleans Itinerary

24 days in Salem & New Orleans Itinerary

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24 days in Salem & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Salem
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney

13
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Walden Pond State Reservation and Minuteman Trail Bikeway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Heritage Museums & Gardens and Sandwich Glass Museum. Explore Salem's surroundings by going to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (in Concord), Swan Point Cemetery (in Providence) and Shelburne Farm (in Stow). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Adams National Historical Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, trek along Deer Island Park, and contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salem road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Salem is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Salem. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Salem: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandwich, Concord, Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, Garden City Center, Blue Hills Reservation
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Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

8
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cabildo and Backstreet Cultural Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Tammany Trace in Abita Springs, approximately Abita Springs away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: make a trip to French Quarter, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, stop by Cigar Factory New Orleans, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Salem to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salem to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salem in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tammany Trace
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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